July PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Sky


Sweet Sky is a two year old, 60 lb., German Shepherd mix whose previous foster mom had this to say about him:

In less than a week since we started fostering Sky, he’s shown that he is smart, energetic, great with kids, great with other dogs, and has an amazing sense of smell. Sky is also great on a leash and, if anything, he takes a little longer to explore every little smell along the way. When he’s home with just our dog, he lays around on the couch all day, and takes a lap around the house every once in a while. He’s not much of a barker at all. Given his looks, his strong food motivation, and habit of exploratory sniffing, we think he’s probably part fox hound.

Sky is house-trained and can sit when asked. He travels really well in the car (in a crate). Sky is also a really fast runner but is actually a little clumsy with his long legs. 

Sky’s very food-motivated, so it will be important to keep food up and away until he’s been fully trained not to counter-surf. He is also food-reactive with other dogs at the moment. We’re working with him on that issue daily and have been able to have him and our other dog receive training treats together already. If his new home has a doggy roommate, they will need to be fed separately until he is trained to not be food aggressive.  He doesn’t show any food aggression towards people or children. 

Sky would make a fabulous companion for any loving home!

If you are interested in adopting Sky, please go to https://www.petstablished.com/adoptio…/personal-information… to submit an application. Thank you for helping Sky find his forever home!

PAW Cat of the Month: Allium


Allium is a mostly white with some black female born in October 2018. She was rescued from a hoarding situation with her 4 siblings. When she arrived at the rural shelter, she was pretty sick, but has been nursed back to health. She has a clean bill of health now and is ready to find her forever home.

We are still getting to know Allium's personality and will update her story soon. Consider adopting her along with one of her wonderful siblings (she's best friends with Lupine) = instant loving cat family!

Allium is spayed, FIV/FELV negative and up to date on her vaccinations.

If you would like to meet Allium, please contact Sally at homecooking@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping Allium find her forever home!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

PAW's Dog Adoption Show at Dogfish Head Alehouse!

Save the Date: July 20th from 10-2 p.m.

The adoption event will be at Dogfish Head Alehouse in their parking lot during their Farmer’s Market. Core hours for the adoption event will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. We will also be collecting donations and raising money for PAW.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Thursday Yappy Hours at Caddies!

PAW has an exciting new sponsorship for the summer! Caddies Bar & Grill in Bethesda, MD will be offering Yappy Hour each Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30PM through September 30 where they will be featuring a puppy inspired cocktail menu. For each Titos drink sold through September 30 on Yappy Hour Thursdays, Titos will donate $1 to PAW.

Bring your fellow dog lovers and pups, if weather permits, and come support PAW. Let's make Caddies your destination yappy social hour for the summer! 

We are so excited for our Tito's and Caddies sponsorship and appreciate them helping us make a difference in the community!

Caddies Bar & Grill
4922 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Silver New American Brasserie in Bethesda and Cathedral will be
supporting PAW as part of their "Pups on the Patio" program, which
runs every Thursday through October 31st.  For each event, which runs
from 4:00PM to 6:30PM, Silver will donate 10% of the group sales to PAW.  The dates for the events are:

-  August 29th - Silver Cathedral
-  September 26th - Silver Cathedral
-  October 3rd, 17th, and 24th - Silver Cathedral
-  October 3rd and 24th - Silver Bethesda

Silver Bethesda
7150 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815

Silver Cathedral
3404 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016

PAW just earned a 2019 Silver Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members, as well as 10+ million GuideStar users, can find in-depth financial information about our organization. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

What do you think? Check out our profile at https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/7780285

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid. Learn more at candid.org.

How Maryland and Federal Employees Can Help PAW

Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC): is a workplace charitable giving program that offers State Employees and eligible Retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of payroll deduction. Currently, more than 800 charities participate in the campaign, including PAW. The MCC runs from October 9 - December 18, 2018. If you are a MD State employee or eligible retiree and would like to donate to PAW through the MCC, please go to:  https://mcc.maryland.gov/. Thank you!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): About 85% of PAW expenses this year will be for veterinary care and boarding for our rescue animals. Our funding is entirely dependent on individual bequests, donations at fundraising events, the website, and the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC is the workplace charitable donation vehicle for active and retired federal employees and contractors, and represents more than 22,000 charities. We receive about 20% of our income through CFC, a 50% decline over recent years. Donations to all CFC charities are down and this year's fundraising atmosphere will be particularly challenging. If we are to continue to rescue, heal, and place animals at our current pace, we need to raise significantly more CFC funds. If you are an active or retired federal employee and would like to donate through CFC, please be sure to speak with your agency CFC coordinator. You can also ask your CFC coordinator to get us an invitation to their charity fair!  CFC events occur primarily between early October and mid-November on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested in helping at one of the fairs, please contact Martha at marthaoppenheim1@gmail.com. You do not need to be a federal employee or retiree to help at the fairs. We really appreciate your help! 

Shop with Amazon Smile!

When shopping online with Amazon, make sure you shop through Amazon Smile. It is exactly the same, except a portion of your purchase will benefit PAW. In the 1st Quarter of this year, Amazon Smile users contributed $362.44 by just simply shopping. So please remember to shop with Amazon Smile and make sure PAW is your chosen non-profit. Thank you for all of your support!

5 Questions All Cat or Dog Owners Should Ask Their Vets

A Message From our Friends at The New York Times

Bring this list of questions to ask your vet at your next appointment.

Whether you’re a lifelong pet owner or a first-time adopter, a trip to a rowdy and crowded vet’s office can be a frazzling experience. I was once so distracted by my dog Sutton’s incessant licking of her lips, an indicator of stress, that I forgot all about my mental checklist of questions until after the appointment ended.

If your attention is easily diverted by your pet’s antics or you get nervous around doctors, make a plan. To ensure history doesn’t repeat itself, I now save my questions, along with my pet’s medical history and dietary notes or troubling symptoms, to my phone ahead of every visit.

Dr. Leni Kaplan, a clinician and lecturer with Cornell’s Small Animal Community Practice, said in an email interview that owners shouldn’t feel embarrassed by coming in with a list of questions. “Veterinarians have pets, too, and have often faced the exact challenges our clients face,” she said. “The more questions we can answer, the more successful owners and veterinarians will be in delivering the best care possible.” Here’s what both novice and experienced pet owners should always ask their vet at their next wellness exam.

Click here to read more!

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Requested Donation Items

Cleaning out your closets? If you have any of these items, we would be grateful for a donation!

We need the following items:

1. Metal dog water bowls for our dog adoption shows - medium to large size preferred.

2. Dog brushes (as clean as possible please)

3. Leashes for large dogs (leather or nylon leashes only - we don’t use the retractable kind)

4. Nylon dog harnesses (all sizes - as clean as possible please) 

5. Towels - all sizes (clean)

Thank you!!

Donations are Appreciated!

Donate Here!

OR Mail in this Donation Form:

Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc.

P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt
United States